Program, Engagement, and Communications Coordinator

Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue | Detroit, MI, United States

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Posted Date 3/07/2024

The Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue (IADS) is a vibrant and growing congregation in downtown Detroit. Our mission is to serve as a beacon for the Jewish community of Metro Detroit by maintaining an egalitarian synagogue, rooted in Jewish tradition and affirming of pluralistic practice, in downtown Detroit. IADS envisions itself as a broadly inclusive, responsive, and welcoming institution, one in which all are encouraged to discover and explore Judaism in a safe and welcoming environment. We are guided by our values: action, humility, place-based, courage to learn and have dialogue, abundance, diversity & inclusion, kindness & compassion, and integrating ritual and action.

It's an exciting moment in the history of Downtown Synagogue – last year, as we celebrated 100 years of serving the Jewish community of Detroit, we underwent a comprehensive renovation of our historic downtown building. Construction was completed in Fall 2023. In addition to being a synagogue, we are now home to a coworking space where Jewish organizations can share resources, work together, and program collaboratively all while serving the needs of the growing Jewish population in Detroit. Our building also serves as an event and program space for our partners, outside organizations, businesses, and families.

As we work to support our growing community, we seek a Program, Engagement & Communications Coordinator to help us increase engagement with IADS through programming, communications, and relationship building. The Program, Engagement & Communications Coordinator will 1) take the lead on planning, implementing, and evaluating synagogue programming, 2) engage members and prospective members through direct outreach and relationship building, and 3) support communications through social media and email marketing.

The Program, Engagement & Communications Coordinator is a full-time position that reports to the Executive Director. This position collaborates with other members of the staff and supports relevant committees. Some evenings and weekends are required. The Coordinator should be based in metro Detroit.

Job Responsibilities:

Synagogue Wide Programming:

  • Take the lead on planning and implementing synagogue programming including Shabbat, holiday, educational, social justice, and social/cultural offerings.
  • Manage the annual program calendar.
  • Evaluate programming and track engagement information. Collect and maintain data on participants.
  • Order, buy and collect supplies for programming, and keep supplies organized in storage.

Engagement and Outreach

  • Build relationships with members, prospective members, and program participants through phone calls, coffee dates, and one-on-one meetings.
  • Responsible for 4-6 coffee dates a month; track them accordingly.
  • Be present in community programs to engage and connect with participants.
  • Facilitate connections between people and pass on relevant information (pastoral, fundraising etc) to ED and Rabbi.

Communications and Social Media

  • Regularly post on social media and put together our weekly and holiday eblasts through Constant Contact.
  • Collect information for the newsletter; draft and write e-blast newsletters and work with Executive Director to send out.
  • Update Google calendar and Squarespace website as needed.

Job Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of relevant full-time work experience (Jewish community, nonprofit)
  • Passionate about the mission, vision, and values of IADS and about the city of Detroit
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Has experience doing outreach; comfortable talking to new people
  • Has experience with tracking (events, interactions) and is data-inclined
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient with modern technology/communications (Google Workspace, Facebook, Instagram, Constant Contact, Squarespace, CRM)
  • Website or graphic design experience a plus

Attitudes Desired

  • Team player, likes to work collaboratively
  • Takes initiative, can-do attitude

Note: This role will require the Coordinator to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends.

Salary range: $50,000-$55,000

Benefits: health insurance (medical, dental, vision), 403b contributions, paid time off, cell phone stipend, flexible hours based on program calendar, some work-from-home optional

How To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Rachel Rudman at [email protected]. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

IADS believes that personnel diversity is an organizational strength and recognizes and values the intersecting identities that staff members bring to our organization. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. IADS is committed to providing equal employment consideration without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status. All candidates are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before starting employment.

Salary50,000.00 - 55,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Engagement | Programming | Social Media
Organization Type
Dental | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Vision
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